Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sticks and Stones

Last night, a friend told me about a certain administrator who called one of his students an idiot. The student was hurt and embarrassed and did not ever want to have anything to do with that administrator again. The child has learning problems, and has very low self esteem. The child and the parents are afraid to complain to anyone who could possibly help. This child, who was starting to turn herself around, has now suffered a major set back.

Sticks and stones may break bones, but names can and do hurt.
This administrator should not be around children. I am sure it is not the first time a comment like this was made and it won't be the last. A teacher would immediately be removed for making this comment yet the admin seems to have immunity. No one should be allowed to name call anyone. Everyone needs to be held accountable to the same standards.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My former AP did something extremely stupid and the parent, who is also a teacher at another school went right to the top and contacted Klein. However, my principal used her political chips to save the AP's job and did read her the riot act. But Klein made it clear he was not happy. The teachers are worried she will one day become principal, but most of the time her idiotic ideas are constantly being overturned by the principal. Not every principal is well-connected in the Republican world of politics. This parent should complain. Had a teacher said that, it would be a one-way ticket to the RR.